Man sentenced to prison for attempted bank robbery, phony bomb threat to Pioneer High School
A man who planned to rob an Ann Arbor bank while police were preoccupied with a phony bomb threat he made for Pioneer High School is going to prison.
Aaron Doyle, 23, was sentenced to one year and 11 months to four years for attempted bank robbery and making a false bomb threat, court records show.
The Ypsilanti Township man was scheduled to stand trial next month on four felony charges. However, prosecutors agreed to drop attempted armed robbery and possession of burglary tools charges as part of the deal.
Ann Arbor police arrested him on May 20, shortly after they say he called in the bomb threat from a gas station in the city. He waived his preliminary hearing and was deemed competent to stand trial after an evaluation at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry.
Circuit Judge Donald Shelton also sentenced Doyle as a habitual offender due to a prior conviction on marijuana possession, records show.